This article is part of our Job Battles series.
There's admittedly not a whole lot of news regarding the fantasy-relevant positional battles in the past week, but there are a few situations developing in the case of recognizable depth players. Injuries or the generally unexpected could result in the following players logging meaningful snaps this year, and this post will account for the nature of those players at least.
Denver press sure seems to push a lot of hype for Broncos fringe prospects. Sometimes it turns out to be noise (DeAngelo Henderson), and other times (Phillip Lindsay) it turns out to be one hundred percent true.
Among the recipients of this year's hype are Muhammad, an accomplished track sprinter at California and 2017 seventh-round pick of the Titans. He bounced from there to the New England and Broncos organizations since then. Muhammad is very obviously fast, but in college he struggled to earn playing time over players like Vic Enwere and Tre Watson. You've never heard of them? I barely remember them myself. Daniel Lasco was a better college running back at California, and he's out of the league at the moment.
Jackson also strikes me as an underdog relative to Booker in the battle for Denver's RB3 role, but I like his chances better than Muhammad's. Jackson was a four-year standout at West Georgia, where he ran for 3,779 yards and 31 touchdowns, and the Denver press is giving him high reviews so